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Refuge du col de Balme


The Col de Balme refuge is located on the border between Switzerland and France, between Trient and Vallorcine. 
Hikers from all walks of life are welcome, whether you are stopping off for a Sunday stroll or for a stage of the famous Tour du Mont-Blanc, the team looks forward to welcoming you in the summer months. 

  • Dormitories equipped with duvets and pillows
  • Hot shower
  • Silk sleeping bag

  • generique_capacite_max : 25 persons


Half board : CHF 54.- | 50 euros pero person

The price includes :

Evening meal, overnight stay, breakfast

Facilities and services

Payment methods

  • Credit card
  • Cash
  • Debit card


  • In the mountains


Refuge du col de Balme

Henri Lapeyrere

+33 6 07 06 16 30



Col de balme
1929 Col de Balme (Trient)

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Location / Access

GPS coordinates :
46.02672203160413, 6.970074176788331

Altitude :
2190 m

Environment :

Access :
From Le Tour (France)

  • About 1h40 on a good path through Charamillon
  • About 10 minutes from the Col de Balme chairlift

Access from Trient (Switzerland)
  • About 3h from Le Peuty
  • Follow Col de Balme, Les Tseppes then by the Pas du mouton and follow the western slopes of the Pointe du Van and the Croix de Fer. After about 1 km, the path branches off to Col de Balme via Vallorcine or Arolette. Follow Arolette to reach the col de Balme, from Arolette there are two alternatives: either via L'Aiguillette or directly down to the col de Balme.

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